была не была translation | Russian-English dictionary

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была не была exp.
here goes nothing; for better or worse
[Fam.]

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Collaborative Dictionary     Russian-English
adv.
more than once ; a number of times ; many times ; several times
adv.
less than
exp.
keep your chin up; chin up
exp.
won't be disappointed
v.
not feel like doing smth
[Fam.]
adv.
nonstop; very hard
exp.
to admire
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"была не была": examples and translations in context
Ладно, была не была. All right, here goes nothing.
Ну, была не была! Wait! Here goes nothing!
Но... была не была. But... here goes nothing.
Все что тебе нужно сделать - забыть о старых решениях и просто сказать... была не была. What you need to do is turn off the old decision-maker and just say... shuck it.
Что ж, была не была. Okay, I'm willing to stand in.
Что ж, была не была. I only wish there were men to dance with.
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